Victoria Police Gazette 1906

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (630 pages)
Year: (1906) 2008
ISBN: 9781742220772
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Police Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields throughout Australia. Compiled to be distributed amongst the Police Force only, these Gazettes therefore contain details and information that can not be found anywhere else.

They include court lists, lists of warrants issued, appointments and changes in the Police Service, lists of arrests and discharges (which include descriptions), escaped prisoners, and missing persons, lost and found items, deserters of families, and deserters of service, licences issued, as well as notices from Police Gazettes interstate if it was felt that the offender might be heading this direction.

Example entry taken from the 22 February 1906 issue:

Deserters of Wives and Children
Thomas Cassidy is charged, on warrant, issued at the instance of Constance E. Cassidy, boardinghouse-keeper, 28 Windsor-street, Footscray West, with deserting his three children at Footscray  West, on the 18th inst. Description:- Victorian, clerk, about 40 years of age, 5 feet 11 1/2 inches high, long features, fresh complexion, fair moustache, brown hair, blue eyes. Is identical with Lascel Harris, discharged from Pentridge on the 14th June, 1902.-O.1119. 19th February, 1906.

Example entry taken from the 11 January 1906 issue:

Miscellaneous Information - List of Gold Buyer's Licences Issued [Maryborough District only transcribed here]
LIST of Gold Buyers' Licences issued at the undermentioned. Revenue and Pay Offices during the week ended the 23rd December, 1905.

Name, Occupation, Address, Date of Zssue, Court of Petty Sessions at which
Certificate was granted.

Guthrie, David A., storekeeper, High-street, Maryborough, 21st December, 1905, Maryborough
Nicholls, Benjamin J., manager, London Bank, Maryborough, 21st December, 1905, Maryborough
Nicholls, Benjamin J., manager, London Bank, Maryborough, 21st December, 1905, Majorca
Stronach, William W., bank clerk, London Bank, Maryborough, 21st December, 1905, Majorca.
Dubourg, Joseph, storekeeper, Bowenvale, 23rd December, 1905, Maryborough

Unique features in this years' issues include: Gold buyers licences, Marine stores collectors licences, Auctioneers' licences, details of legally qualified medical practitioners, and a complete listing of the Police Officers, Sub-Officers and Constables in the Victorian Police Force as at 1 January 1906. This provides not only name, registration number, and rank, but also date of birth, date joined, date promoted to present rank, station, married or single status, and mounted or foot.

High quality scanned images of the whole year's worth of original issues. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text

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Victoria Police Gazette 1906


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